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Spacious T4 apartment with Wifi in centre of historic Port-Vendres

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 839 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Large, modern apartment in historic Art Deco building, with views of the surrounding hills. Two minutes walk from the port, and 10 minutes from Collioure by shuttle-bus.

The apartment is situated in a historic Art Deco warehouse, which was converted into modern residential apartments in 2006. There is a secure parking space within the building, and direct lift access to the apartment. The spacious, open plan living and dining area opens out onto the south-facing terrace, which has views of the port and the surrounding hills. The staircase leads down to the next floor, where there are three bedrooms and bathroom/WC.

Sheets and towels can be rented at 25 Euros per bed, by arrangement with our agent.

The apartment is a short, two-minute walk from the centre of the little town, with its port, shops and restaurants. In the summer there is a regular tourist bus to take you to historic Collioure in 10 minutes. You can also drive to the beautiful sandy beaches of Argelès-sur-Mer, St Cyprien and Canet.

This is the ideal apartment for those who like the authentic life of a small French town, situated in a historic port, and close to all the attractions of the Cote Vermeille.

More Details

Owner
Mathew Stewart
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Mathew Stewart

We are a family with English and French roots. My wife and I live in England. We have many cousins living in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.

Mathew Stewart purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Mathew Stewart chose Port-Vendres

We have been visiting the Languedoc-Roussillon region for many years, as several of our family live here, and we love to spend time in the area. We discovered Port-Vendres about 10 years ago, and we chose to buy here because it has a unique feel, and it is an interesting place to stay at any time of year (unlike some of the other resorts which seem to shut down outside of the Summer season.)

What makes this apartment unique

We love the fact that the apartment is big enough for the whole family, and that we have our own dedicated parking space inside the building (especially during the Summer season, when the area is at its busiest).

We also love that fact that the apartment is quiet, even though we are only two minutes walk from the boats in the port.

Location

Nearest Airport
41 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Several bars along the port
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
St Cyprien has 18 and 9 hole courses
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Port-Vendres
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
E15 at Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Several restaurants along the port
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is 1 km away. Many other beaches are nearby, for example Collioures (3 km), Le Racou (9 km), Argeles-sur-Mer (11 km) Paulilles (10 km), Banyuls-sur-Mer (14 km). A

Travel:

There are several airports nearby:

Perpignan 41 km

Girona 113 km

Barcelona 215 km

Carcassonne 161 km

Montpellier 191 km

Car hire is recommended. The apartment comes with its own space in the secure parking facility within the building.

Some public transport and taxis are available from Perpignan airport (be sure to check in advance)

Nearest train station: Port-Vendres (0.5 km)

Nearest motorway: E15 at Le Boulou (29 km). Connects Perpignan with Barcelona.

Distances:

The port, which is the centre of the town, is just two minutes' walk away. Here you will find many cafes, restaurants and shops, plus all the entertainments in the square.

You can walk to Collioures in about 30 minutes, but in season there are regular buses (that look like steam trains) to take you there. These leave from the port, 2 minutes walk from the apartment. The train/buses drive along the coast road and get you to Collioures in about 15 minutes. They have open air compartments so you can enjoy the view. The return journey from Collioures to Port-Vendre takes a picturesque route through the hills and vineyards, past the Fort Saint-Elme, and back to the quayside at Port-Vendres (2 minutes from the apartment.

Argeles-sur-mer, with its beaches and entertainments are just 15 minutes (7 km) away by car.

Further Details:

Port-Vendres is a historic port which is still used today by local fishermen, private yachts and some industry. The fisherman deliver each morning's catch directly from the boats to stalls on the quayside for purchase.

Port-Vendres is not just for the holiday season - there is activity in the town all year round. Local shops include greengrocer, butcher, chemist, newsagent, bank, post office, wine merchant, as well as a regional fish and seafood market. There are a wide range of restaurants, all of which are within walking distance of the apartment.

During the Summer season the town usually arranges various attractions and entertainments. In 2014 these included live music in the town square, a vintage car show, an art exhibition, children's mini disco, jazz and classical concerts, and a circus. Once a week there is a local produce market. There is also an antiques market.

Boat trips are available from the quayside. These are available in many different formats: fishing trips, glass-bottomed boats for viewing sea-life, exploration of coves, and trips to nearby beaches, including Argeles-sur-mer.

It is a beautiful town which has inspired artists through the centuries. Charles Rennie Mackintosh stayed here in the early 20th Century, and there is a museum dedicated to his work here. There are some fabulous walks nearby incorporating hills, cliffs, vineyards, forts and varied countryside and wildlife.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Port-Vendres in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 839 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Also hand basin with mirror, and heated towel rail
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over bath, hand basin, heated towel rail and concealed washing machine. Separate WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Spacious, with air-conditioning and plenty of storage
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , With built-in wardrobes and air-conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Single bed + folding chair bed, air-conditioning, no storage
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Three bedrooms, sleeps 6 (5 adults and 1 child) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed and large fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 2 with two single beds and large fitted wardrobe. Bedroom 3 with full single bed, and optional fold-away bed (suitable for child up to 10). Note: sheets and towels can be rented for 25 Euros per bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: 2 minutes' walk to the port, with pleasure boats, small parade of restaurants and shops, children’s playground and park. 10 minutes walk to small local beach. 10 minutes to Collioure by shuttle bus. 15-20 minutes to perfect sandy beaches at Argelès-sur-Mer.

Reviews

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Spacious T4 apartment with Wifi in centre of historic Port-Vendres
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews
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Great Location! Property Needs A Bit of TLC

  • 3 of 5

My partner and I stayed in this flat for 2 months end of March to end of May.

The location was fantastic...in a few minutes you were right on the Quai, where all the action happens...from fresh fruit sellers to cafes, pharmacies, etc. The view of a small part of the port and the surrounding hills is also great.

The flat itself is a two level with the bedrooms and the only toilet and bathroom on the lower level.

Having only 1 toilet and it being on the lower level was a bit of a hassle..but since we were only 2 people it was ok. But if you had people 6-7 ...which there are beds for...it might become challenging.

Now to the bedding and cleanliness. The cupboards were a mess...mattress covers, pillows...quite tatty and some yellow stained from use...all were stuffed in a jumble which at first tumbled to the floor. The pillows didn't really fit the pillow cases given to us...the "useable" pillows were square while the cases were rectangle. The sheets didn't really match, and our first set seemed not too "fresh" ...we were given a second set a few days later which were much better. The first set I had to rewash immediately.

We swept and mopped the floors on several occasions...even on the last time there was hair, and other debris left by previous tenants. The kitchen cupboards were also very untidy and unclean...especially the one under the sink. The glasses with dishes cupboard was ok...some others I didn't bother with...

The oven Was very hard to get to work well...very tricky and also rather dirty. I finally gave up and only used the stove top.

The TV worked...none of the other entertainment devices worked. We didn't mind as we had laptops and streamed Netflix movies. Other electrical equipment in the kitchen didn't work either...they hung on the wall unused. The microwave worked.

All in all, we feel the place is a good basic place that needs more attention in cleaning...bedding, floors, cupboards, oven, etc. And some electronic gear needs fixing, or?

The rental price was reasonable. And again, the location great! The balcony with the table and 4 chairs was delightful!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you liked the location and the view! This was our first booking of the year, and we'll follow up on the things you mentioned to ensure everything is in order for the rest of the season. Glad you found the price reasonable as well.
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5

Clean, modern apartment, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to the owner Mathew for helping us with the flexible booking dates. Also, thank you to Eve for greeting us on arrival and showing us around the apartment. It was good to know that someone local was available to help with any problems.

The apartment was well furnished and had everything we needed. The dishwasher and air conditioning were added bonuses.

The apartment was ideally located with easy walking access to the supermarket, bakers and restaurants and we particularly enjoyed the view from the terrace, overlooking the harbour. Car parking space was easy to access, and useful as on street parking was difficult to find.

We would certainly recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Modern apartment, well appointed, convenient base

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is clean, modern and has everything you might need for a stay in Port Vendres. We liked the balcony with views across the town to the hills. Port Vendres has lots of bars and restaurants and provided a calmer alternative base to the busier resorts like Collioure, which is only 5 minutes drive away but always absolutely rammed with tourists!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, which I think sums up the place very well!
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5

Great position and modern comforts

  • 5 of 5

This maisonette is positioned just behind the front row of harbour properties and with steps or a lift down to harbour level, you can quickly and easily get to the harbour restaurants, cafés etc. The local buses offer €1 per journey, so transport to the other towns on the coast is so easy you don't need to get your car out! It was ideal for us for the first break of the year. Don't miss a trip to Collioure!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's good to know you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for highlighting the excellent local bus service, which I had forgotten to mention previously.
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4

Well positioned apartment in Port Vendres. Fully equipped, comfortable and peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was exactly what we wanted - near to the Port and with secure parking. We know Port Vendres well and enjoyed the peace of the out of season period.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

VERY GOOD

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 who have travelled from London by car, The apartment was very good and it was better than I thought and better than the pictures, It was clean, the rooms had air conditioning as well as the living room and the bedrooms were a very good size. There was lift available and a very secure private parking which was a bonus. Nice and friendly neighbourhood and great view from the terrace. I would definitely recommend this apartment to a family or single person. We loved our stay here and got all the help we needed. I will definitely rent this apartment for another time.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay - thank you for your feedback!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Port-Vendres, Pyrenees-Orientales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Quiet Season Late 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£290
for 5 nights
From
£58
£290
£803
 
 
Noel 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£268
for 4 nights
From
£67
£335
 
 
Early Spring 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£290
for 5 nights
From
£58
£290
£803
 
 
2018 Spring
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£335
for 5 nights
From
£67
£352
£1,071
 
 
2018 Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£401
for 5 nights
From
£80
£393
£1,338
 
 
2018 Peak
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£562
for 7 nights
£562
£2,052
 
 
2018 Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
From
£71
£384
£1,365
 
 
2018 Quiet Season
29 Sep 2018 - 5 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£312
for 5 nights
From
£62
£299
£848
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£446
for 7 nights
£446
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Discounts available for bookings lasting three weeks or longer. Please enquire.

If you wish to rent sheets and bath towels, these should be ordered in advance from our agent. Sheets and towels are available at a rate of €25 per bed.

Guests from France can pay the €300 security deposit by cheque on arrival. Guests from other countries pay a security deposit in advance by credit card (refund will be made 7 days after the stay, provided there are no breakages).

The apartment must be left clean and tidy prior to your departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is preferred, although other days are possible, particularly in low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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